General PurposeWe will call or go to wherever the victim is and provide all the appropriate services for the victim. This can include safe shelter, medical referral, counseling for domestic battery, sexual abuse, or any other issues that encompass domestic violence. We can also help the victim obtain restraining orders against the suspect.
Domestic Violence Counseling
We provide counseling for our victims of domestic violence in-house. No victim has to leave St. Charles Parish unless they choose to do so. The counseling is paid through the state of Louisiana’s Victim’s Reparation Board, which assist agencies with the day-to-day dynamics of working with the survivors of domestic violence (this can include counseling, re-location, medical, and daycare).
The Sheriff’s Office has a court support program in place, should the victim feel more comfortable with someone during their court appearance. In those cases, they can be escorted by a police officer to court and the officer can stay with the victim during court.
Review or download our Personalized Safety Plan booklet. If you feel you are in danger, download to a computer outside the home or contact the Sheriff's Office's Special Services Department for a copy at (985) 783-1355.